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Apr 18, 2010 7:00pm EDT
good people trying. >> america now. city of heartbreak and hope. a "dateline" special. good evening and welcome to "dateline." i'm chris hansen. one-third of the city is illiterate. and 75% of kids drop out of school. this is the middle of america. i grew up in the detroit area and just like the people who live here, i've often wondered how can this city be saved. >> people don't care. they just feel hopeless. when they don't care, this is what happens. ♪ ain't no sunshine when she's gone ♪ >> reporter: it may be hard to fathom, but this city was once the heartbeat of the american economy. detroit, michigan. >> if we saw a nation similarly situated with a piss-poor school system like the detroit public school system, where crime is running amuck, if we saw that in another nation we'd be giving them foreign aid. >> reporter: while things seem bad across the country, detroit may be the ultimate reflection of america's pain. if you really want to get a sense of what people are up against here, just spend some time with cordette grantling. she lives in the heart of the city and ekes out
Apr 12, 2010 3:05am EDT
mother's house in america. why just two months? mostly because federal police assured them they had significant leads. they still insisted they knew the group responsible, a marxist revolution party called the epr. and besides, one of the officials who debriefed eduardo was soon promoted to commissioner of federal police and hadn't he promised personally that he would aggressively chase down the abductors? but two months grew to three, then six. no word. >> i tried to call different times. they hire officials in mexico. they have never answered me back, answered my telephone calls. >> reporter: eduardo did wonder sometimes if he would have to be like this man. >> follow up? what's that? >> reporter: remember him? his daughter was killed by kidnappers and afterwards he said the federal police did nothing. so he closed his business and tracked the criminals down himself, and delivered them for trial. >> i know that's not the way it should be. but it was the only way to do it if he wanted to have justice. justice is something in mexico that you won't get if you don't fight for it. >> r
Apr 11, 2010 7:00pm EDT
liftoff. ♪ >> reporter: april, 1970. america was convulsed over the vietnam war. "airport" was the big hit in theaters. and the news on april 10 that the beatles were breaking up far overshadowed the moon mission scheduled the next day. >> as a matter of fact, before we took off, i think the only mention of apollo 13 on "the new york times" was on the weather page about 97 pages in. >> reporter: mission commander jim lovell was one of nasa's most experienced astronauts. he'd been a backup pilot for the first moon landing in july of '69. >> that's one small step for a man -- >> reporter: apollo 11 had transfixed the world, but then came apollo 12, and now 13. moonshots had come to seem routine. so you weren't front page news? did that bother you at all? >> no, because this is what i wanted to do. >> reporter: apollo 13 would bring back rock and soil samples from a hilly region of the moon, a much trickier landing site than those of previous missions. lovell's fellow astronauts, jack swigert and fred haise, were both on their first space flight. >> just the thought of going to the mo
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